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Brexit: Deadline looms as ministers push for changes to deal

The UK's attorney general says Brexit negotiations will continue as EU officials call for "acceptable" ideas by Friday to break the impasse.Geoffrey Cox said plans to solve the deadlock over the Irish backstop were "as clear as day", with just days until MPs vote on the Brexit deal.Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom confirmed the vote will be held on 12 March.Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned Brexiteers to vote for the deal or face delay to the UK's exit from the EU.The backstop is an insurance policy designed to prevent physical checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.No breakthrough in Brexit talks, says EU Brexit: A really simple guide Mr Cox, who was in Brussels on Tuesday to push for further cha ...